General First Aid Posts

These posts are exactly what they say – General First Aid Posts that may or may not belong to a more specific category or interest list.

This is the default category.

An emergency scene with police and ambulances in attendance.

First Aid for multiple casualties – essential skills for first aiders

What should you do if there are multiple casualties needing first aid assistance? Coming across a situation where there are multiple casualties is a daunting prospect for most of us. Having a well rehearsed and thought out process in mind will help you from the start. Assess casualties in terms of the severity of their…

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Annual CPR / AED updates for primary care practices.

Do I need annual CPR /AED update training for our primary care practice? Practice Managers of GP surgeries and Dental Practices have asked us this question on a regular basis – ‘Do I need annual CPR and AED training for our primary care practice?’ and the basic answer is YES, you do. Resuscitation Council Guidelines:…

Diabetes – what a first aider should know

What is diabetes? Diabetes is the inability of the body to make insulin. Insulin allows blood glucose (sugars) to enter the cells and fuel our bodies. With Type 1 diabetes, your body breaks down carbohydrates from food and turns it into glucose. When the glucose enters the bloodstream, there’s no insulin to allow it into…

First aid and medicines from the ocean.

A World Oceans Day special blog. June 8th each year is World Oceans Day – a day to celebrate, learn and be inspired by the oceans that cover two thirds of our planet. But what has this got to do with first aid? The ocean – with its amazing biodiversity – offers many more organisms for scientists…

Poisons and first aid treatment

Over 160,000 people attend hospital per year in the UK as a result of poisoning. In this blog we’ll look at the sources, the signs & symptoms plus the first aid do’s and don’ts of treating a casualty who has been poisoned. Children are more at risk of poisoning and suffer more damage due to…

Asthma in Action

Updated May, 2021 Around 5.4 million people In the UK are currently diagnosed with asthma. About 8% of the population or one in every 12 adults and one in every 11 children. It is a chronic and potentially fatal disease. Around 1500 people die every year in the UK as a result of asthma. In…

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First Aid for Eyes

Many different things can cause problems for the eyes, which are a particularly sensitive part of the body. In this post we’ll break down the different types of issue, and explain the best treatment for each. What can damage the eyes? Many different things can damage the eyes. These are broadly described below: How Should…

burned arm

How to Treat Burns

Burns are a common minor injury in all walks of life, and unfortunately occasionally are very serious. Major burns can indeed be life threatening. Heat is the main cause of a burn injury, although burns can also be caused by the cold in the case of frostbite, and also by chemicals in the case of…

Roadside first aid

Dealing with a roadside first aid incident

Dealing with a roadside first aid incident Roadside first aid – As with any first aid situation it is important to keep things simple and deal with the biggest problems first. Any first aid given at the scene of an incident should be seen as a temporary measure until the emergency services arrive. The Highway…

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